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Krakow: Zakopane Tour Funicular Cheese Tasting Hotel Pickup

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Discover Zakopane and Polish Mountains on day trip from Krakow. Enjoy the scenic views from a cable car, taste smoked cheese and alcohol. Walk along the charming streets and see old wooden village.

Highlights

  • Admire the picturesque views of the Polish Tatra Mountains from the funicular
  • Walk along the charming streets of Zakopane Town
  • Learn a unique highlander style of architecture, clothes, music, and food
  • Discover the traditional wooden village of Chocholow
  • Enjoy the taste of smoked sheep's cheese and alcohol

Description

Zakopane, nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes, this charming town offers a perfect blend of traditional highland architecture, vibrant street life on town center and outdoor adventures. Zakopane is a captivating destination that caters to nature lovers and adventure seekers. Your tour will begin with pickup from your hotel or apartment in Krakow (or from the nearest location if access by vehicle proves impossible or difficult). Transport from Krakow to Zakopane will take about 1,5 - 2 hours depending on atmospheric and road conditions. The first point of the tour is a small village Chocholow. Known for its well-preserved examples of traditional wooden architecture, provides visitors with a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage. The village is famous for its characteristic wooden houses, adorned with intricate carvings and traditional designs. These structures showcase the unique architectural style of the Polish highlanders. According to tradition, settlers wash the wooden walls of buildings with soapy water, which happens twice a year before Christmas and Easter. This process protects old buildings against insects, weather conditions and aging time. The second stop on the tour is a shepherd's hut, used to provide shelter while tending to their flock in rural areas and used as a place for the production of dairy products obtained from grazing animals. In this place, you will have the opportunity to taste traditional smoked sheep's cheese called Oscypek and a shot of Polish vodka. Then you will go to Zakopane. There you will find several short points of the trip for photos and some information related to places such as the Great Ski Jump or the old wooden Jaszczurówka Chapel. The next stop will be the city center of Zakopane, where you will have 3 hours of free time. Once there, you'll start on the Funicular Railway that will take you to the top of Gubalowka. Viewpoint is renowned for its breathtaking panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains. There you will also find numerous cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and a gravity slide (open in summer, not included in the tour price). After going down, it is worth going for a walk and lunch (not included in the tour price). Krupowki is the main pedestrian street in Zakopane. This lively and vibrant street is the heart of the town, serving as a hub for both locals and visitors. The street is lined with a diverse array of local restaurants, shops, and market stalls. Visitors can find a wide range of goods, including traditional highlander crafts, souvenirs, local food products, and clothing. After the visit, the driver will take you back to Krakow, Poland.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle English-speaking guide Ticket for the Gubałówka Hill funicular Smoked cheese tasting

Important Information

  • Child seat available on request

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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